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August 2018 Lorri Albright is a Bingo Fan, a Bingo Bugle Fan She Plays at Our Lady Queen of Peace on Fridays

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Lorri Albright plays Bingo at Our Lady Queen of Peace at 2733 W. Euclid Ave. She also plays at Moose Lodge #49 at 5476 S 13th. Street (South 13th and Grange Ave.) Lorri plays every Friday, occasionally Wednesday and some Sundays. She really likes Bingo. She has been playing at Our Lady Queen of Peace since she graduated from High School. She went to Pulaski. Arts and Crafts are a pass time that Lorri enjoys too. She is an accomplished Needle Point artist and she can crochet up a storm. Since our Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes Winner lives in the area, Our Lady Queen of Peace is a very convenient place to play Bingo. Lorri had some comments for us about the Bingo Bugle, “I read the Bingo Bugle every month. I like to do the puzzles on the ‘Coffee Break’ page and the Horoscopes are fun to read too. I like the stories about other people’s experiences at Bingo. I keep the Players Guide taped to my Refrigerator so I can always find out where to play Bingo. I always check to see what’s new with Otis, how do they get him to wear those hats and glasses without them getting knocked off? She went on to tell us,”I even have a suggestion for the Beans the Bear Contest. My friends and I play Bingo on the Lucky Bingo Card on the Coffee Break Page. For the numbers

Above: Lorri Albright (left) is our Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes Winner. She receives her prize from Ann Dargis (right). Ann works Security and in the kitchen at Our Lady Queen of Peace 2733 W. Euclid Ave. She said, “Come play at O.L.Q.P. and have a fun time. All the workers and players are friendly and we serve good food, good times and conversation.” We agree, head on over to O.L.Q.P. and play Bingo. You will surely be glad that you did. See their ad on Page 5. called, we use The Lucky Flashboard and Mona’s Monthly Numbers on that page. Then we look through the paper and try to find Bingo Balls. Sometimes we find them in ads or article headings. The first one to get a regular or 4 corners Bingo wins our friendly little game. We play this game either before Bingo starts or during intermission. The Beans the Bear Contest was so impressed with Lorri’s impromptu Bingo Game that they declared her the winner of the Beans the Bear Contest. Lorri Albright is a Double Winner this month. That is pretty lucky.

Lorri deserves it. She is an A-1 Bingo Player and a great gal. She likes Our Lady Queen of Peace Bingo so much that she thinks you will like it too. They play every Wednesday at 10:00AM (Doors open at 8:00 AM) and every Friday at 6:30 PM (Doors open at 4:00 PM. They advertise $2,500 Bingo & a Cash Raffle! They play a Progressive Bingo, they give away Free Door Prizes at certain sessions and have a lot of fun. Every time we visit we always feel welcome. Come and join Lorri and Ann at Our Lady Queen of Peace Bingo 1 block South of Oklahoma Ave. on 27th St.


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Milwaukee W.O.W. Club has much to offer. A club founded exclusively for the Widowed, Founded in 1972 with an important mission: Offer friendship to those who have lost a spouse. Their monthly meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM at the Moose Lodge #49 5476 S. 13th Street (13th and Grange) in Milwaukee. You can call for reservations on the Monday before the Wednesday meeting (414) 281-4444. Their Activities include Fish Fries, Playing Cards, Pizza Parties, Bowling, Walks, Dances, Baseball Games and Oneida bus trips. Dues are $45.00. Other activities include attending shows like stage plays and music, visits to the zoo and Old World Wisconsin, picnics, Pot Lucks Karaoke, mini and regular golf. Watch the Bingo Bugle for W.O.W. updates. Here at the Bingo Bugle we are impressed with the quantity and variety of activities available through the Milwaukee W.O.W. Club. If you or someone you know has lost a spouse this club may be what you are looking for. For more information visit the website: www.milwwowclub.info

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AUGUST 2018 CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): You might have to invest a small amount now for professional advice regarding your retirement, but you’ll be glad you did. Lucky Days: 7 - 15 Lucky Numbers: 1 - 44 LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): You’ve got so many plates spinning in the air right now you could start your own traveling show. Prioritize to focus on what’s most important. Lucky Days: 23 - 27 Lucky Numbers: 5 - 32

Horoscopes for August 2018 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): You’ll need to soul search this month and confirm what inspires you most in life. An imminent decision is looming. Lucky Days: 1 - 22 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 18 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): Think back to the most important lessons you ever learned from your father, then apply that wisdom to this current phase of your life. Gentle but firm guidance. Lucky Days: 4 - 13 Lucky Numbers: 8 - 11 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): Traveling and exploring new places will provide you a much-needed recharge. There’s something about the unfamiliar, new people and new surroundings that opens the heart. Lucky Days: 10 - 18 Lucky Numbers: 9 - 56

VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): Take stock of your life and add to what’s depleted and omit what is overwhelming you. Balance brings success. Lucky Days: 15 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 51 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): Your ruling planet Venus imparts a sexy glow to your demeanor and a lucky streak when you’re willing to take chances this month. Lucky Days: 9 - 12 Lucky Numbers: 9 - 49 SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22): Give special attention to how your relationships hinder or assist in your drive for security. Release what isn’t working and love more what does work. Lucky Days: 23 - 26 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 41 SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21): You may need to revisit a debt that you considered complete or work twice as hard to balance your accounts receivable. Lucky Days: 2 - 20

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Lucky Numbers: 2 - 51 CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20): Organization is the magic word for August. Your attitude about duty is the secret of your success. Lucky Days: 1 - 5 Lucky Numbers: 33 - 39 AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19): Your heart will bloom once you’ve released the weight of a grudge. Forgiveness turns out to be the easiest way forward this month. Lucky Days: 9 – 23 Lucky Numbers: 4 - 50 PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20): You have all the information or knowhow you need for moving forward, time to apply it. Lucky Days: 15 - 18 Lucky Numbers: 37 - 60


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Yakety Yak on Yakking Dear Readers: Recent letters about talking during Bingo generated another flurry of comments from players on this topic. The debate continues! —Aunt Bingo Dear Aunt Bingo: If people want to visit and have a good time then find a coffee shop or restaurant or just stay home. I, for one, am tired of hearing these conversations during Bingo. One place I go even announces when it gets loud that the house rules state to be quiet during Bingo. And yet the same people continue to talk. They must think that rules don’t apply to them. Just like a speeder who thinks that speed limits don’t apply to them. The other place I go is usually pretty quiet. And no one seems to have a problem with it. I once sat by two young couples who discussed a person urinating on another individual. Just what I wanted to hear. Either have respect for rules and the people who can adhere to rules or find another place to visit. Name withheld, Enumclaw, Washington Dear Aunt Bingo: Yakety Yak. Don’t come back! A note of thanks for printing the letters of players, like me, who get very frustrated by people who show up at Bingo and proceed to gab and laugh and distract those of us who are trying to concentrate on the cards and caller. The truly amazing thing is that so often it is the SAME people… players hush them, the caller and manager ask that they quiet down, but eventually the noise and blabbering just start up all over again. Call the shrink! This may be a mental condition!! Kelly J., via email Dear Aunt Bingo: It makes no sense to me that this feud between talkers and nontalkers at Bingo goes on and on. Bingo halls have regulations, and some halls are smart enough to put a “noise policy” in the regulations, but even that doesn’t always seem to help. When a woman complained that a group was being too noisy, they objected, and she said they could object all they wanted, the issue of too much noise was one of the Bingo hall rules. The manager stepped in and confirmed that the hall did


AUGUST 2018 have a rule about excessive noise during Bingo play. But the “noisy” players said all they were doing was talking between themselves, which they didn’t think qualified as noise and that it was crazy to think people should have to sit in complete silence for hours on end while they played Bingo. The Bingo manager agreed and said, “light chatting” between players was fine. The woman who complained said they were talking loudly and laughing, not just chatting. The manager finally said that these situations were handled on a case-by-case basis and that staff members make the determination. Things got even more heated after that because the “chatting group” said that in this case a player had made the decision and had complained about it, not a staff member. So they hadn’t broken any rules, the staff obviously thought they were perfectly fine, and the woman who complained was in fact the cause of all the trouble and should be reprimanded for being disruptive and kicked out of the hall. Meanwhile, the Bingo games had come to a complete halt and 80 people were being held hostage while these five players argued over who was at fault. The manager finally calmed everyone down and the games resumed, and there was no further trouble. But I thought this was a great example of how even when there are rules, people still manage to stir the pot and cause friction. H.J., New York, via email Share your views! Write to Aunt Bingo c/o the Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, WA 98070, or email her at STENGL456@aol. com. Be sure to include your name and address (you can request that your name not be published), as typically she will not include anonymous letters in her columns

* Freeze juice boxes to use as ice packs in a lunch box or cooler. No mess, and it makes a lovely slushy treat on a hot day. * When you come home from the grocery store, stack the meats in your freezer according to expected use. For instance, if you are going to have pork chops on Monday and fish on Friday, you’d want to put the pork chops on top of the fish. This way, you need not dig around for what you need to defrost. And make sure you wrap everything well. — A.R. in Oregon * In our beach bag, we include a change of loose-fitting, comfy clothes for each kid. We package them in a gallon-size zipper-top bag, and when they change, the wet suit goes right in the plastic bag. It’s better than having a big soggy, sandy mess in our beach bag, which often includes a book or magazine. — F.C. in Texas * Try the mild abrasion of toothpaste (not the gel kind) to remove the hazy film from old headlights. Simply rub on with a soft cloth and buff. Don’t press too hard. — S.T. in Illinois

Scammer Had $213,000 in Loose Change After a 15-year scam, the owner/ operator of a parking lot company was accused of defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs of more than $13 million. The parking lots were part of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, mostly the one near Westwood. The owner had a contract to run the lots for the VA, and in return he’d hand over 60 percent of the gross revenue. He was to submit annual reports about the money taken in, as well as document any improvements he’d made, which would cut down on what he owed the VA. The parking lot owner had someone on the inside... inside the VA contracting office. Their relationship went on for 11 years, with the owner handing over nearly $300,000 in bribes.



GEMINI (R) — A lush and moody neo-noir crime thriller, Gemini stars Lola Kirke as Jill, the personal assistant to impetuous Hollywood starlet Heather (Zoe Kravitz). Troubled relationships and poor decision-making put Heather in the crosshairs of lovers, business partners and admirers alike — and it’s Jill’s job to sort it all out. But then Heather is found dead by Jill’s borrowed gun, and a detective in charge of the case (John Cho) is following as she crisscrosses Los Angeles to solve the mystery and save her own neck, along the way exploring the blurred lines of employment and friendship, and the nature of masked ambitions. TYLER PERRY’S ACRIMONY (R) — Can a woman who is misused at every turn find solace in a bitter and venomous revenge? Taraji P. Henson plays Melinda, one such woman. We watch as she details to a court-mandated therapist her relationship, then marriage and ultimately divorce from former husband Robert (Lyriq Bent), a gold-digging, two-timing inventor. After Robert is done spending Melinda’s inheritance, the relationship falls apart, and she is left in the dust for the other woman (Crystle Stewart). Adding insult to injury, he suddenly becomes successful, and flush with cash and condescension. It’s enough to drive a woman crazy. Henson is brilliantly sympathetic as a raving lunatic. She manages to keep the film above water for the most part, despite the overly moralistic tones and too-clever “chapter” plot devices.

Ever hear of keeping a double set of books? The owner did, with the phony books shown to the VA. He failed to report the cash from the parking lots, which amounted to untold millions of dollars. Then, when it came to expenses for the parking lots, he marked them up by 600 percent. He told the VA he’d spent $11.6 million in improvements, when his clean set of books showed he’d actually spent only $1.4 million. And where did the money go? The owner took $3.1 million in salary, $470,000 in travel expenses and $413,000 in meals and entertainment. He purchased three condos in Santa Monica, expensive cars like Ferraris and vintage Corvettes, and a racing boat. He had some accounts with over $1 million in them and $213,000 in change at his house. What bothers me, as it does with most of the deals when thieves are nailed for stealing from the VA, is the short jail time. After a plea agreement, the owner is likely to get only 70 months behind bars. THE ENDLESS (NR) — Two brothers who escaped the clutches of a cult wilderness society end up back at the compound 10 years later after receiving a cryptic video message from one of its members. Their investigation, driven by a need for closure and some account of the supernatural events surrounding the group’s mission, uncovers strange and unexplainable phenomenon: middle-aged residents with no evidence of aging, multiple visible celestial bodies and an apparent portal in the sky, for starters. It’s written, directed, styled and starring cult filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, of the socio-sci-horror Spring, and the hype is absolutely warranted, with stirring visuals and impeccable pacing. IN DARKNESS (NR) — Natalie Dormer plays blind pianist Sofia, resident of an apartment building with beautiful and mysterious upstairs neighbor Veronique (Emily Ratajkowski). Veronique takes a tumble off her balcony, and a tight-lipped Sofia is questioned: Does the lack of sight heighten her other senses, and could she have been an aural witness to murder? Jan Bijvoet supports as Veronique’s father, Milos Radic, a Serbian businessman and war criminal whose fate is entwined with Sofia’s. Does the “darkness” of the title refer to Sofia’s lack of sight, or the murkiness of her situation?


Three years to go! My good friend, Lorna, is a delight in all ways except one and that is the subject of her age. When she recently had her ninetieth birthday, the Senior Center threw a big party for her and her children. Grandchildren and great grandchildren were all there. However, two weeks later I was having lunch with her and mentioned her ninetieth birthday party. “I’m eighty-seven,” she said. “No, they just threw you a ninetieth birthday party,” I protested. “They made a mistake,” she said firmly. I’m eighty-seven. I’ve got three years to go before I’m ninety.” “But they could not have made a mistake,” I said. “They’ve got all the records.” “Well they did. What are we having for lunch?” I gave up and we had a delightful time talking of things other than her age. I invited her to Bingo and

AUGUST 2018 she said yes and did I mind going to the Bingo at the Senior Center they were having on Saturday night. I did not mind at all as I had been wondering what it was like. I happily paid for us and picked her up for our big night out. The place was absolutely packed with Bingo lovers and Lorna busily said hello to many friends. One said, “Well, Lorna, how does it feel to be ninety?” “I’m not ninety yet,” she said. “Just eighty-seven. Won’t be ninety for three years.” We both shrugged. Senior Center Bingo was very different than that played in casinos. The director and her assistant both dressed up as female clowns and made a big thing of entertaining us. There was very little space, but they danced around, danced with each other, and made us all laugh with their antics. Finally we got down to Bingo. Lorna is the luckiest player I know. She won the first game, a straight Bingo, and was quickly on for the second—a double Bingo. She didn’t win that one, however, and we played happily on until intermission when we learned the Senior Center was selling fish and chips as part of their fund raiser. I love fish and chips and bought two orders. Lorna just picked at hers, so I had all of mine, and most of hers as well. We had more special clown entertainment before getting back to Bingo, one silly game in which the director arched over and her assistant pretended to ride her like a bucking bronco. I was afraid

they would hurt each other, but they seemed to come to no harm in their tomfoolery. We quickly moved on with Lorna winning another game; and then we were at the final game. The director announced it would pay out ninety dollars to the lucky winner. It was the Indian Star and soon Lorna and I were both on. She won, of course and the director called out the ninety-dollar win. “No!” yelled Lorna. “It’s only eighty-seven. I’ve got three years to go before I am ninety.

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ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… No tries ‘til the 6th 7th thru 12th… Lucky you 7th & 10th$$ 13th thru 18th… Get it started the 18th! 19th thru 24th… Wins 19th-20th / 23rd-24th 25th thru 31st… Top chances 28th-29th$$ TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Out of nowhere the 3rd$!$ 7th thru 12th… ALL on BLUE THE 8th$ 13th thru 18th… Made for you 12th-13th! 19th thru 24th… Hard card win 21st-22nd$$ 25th thru 31st… Like magic 26th-27th GEMINI: May 21 to June 21 1st thru 6th… ORANGE fares well 1st-2nd$ 7th thru 12th…

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Go with the flow 3rd-4th$$ 7th thru 12th… OK-fine the 8th 13th thru 18th… BURGANDY bundle 16th-17th 19th thru 24th… Better luck next time 25th thru 31st… Dreams = true 26th-27th$$ LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Get up & GO 1st-2nd! 7th thru 12th… Call it your way 6th-7th$ 13th thru 18th… Helpful advi$e wins 14th-15th 19th thru 24th… Answers 2 yr prayers 18th-19th$ 25th thru 31st… Show how it’s done 28th- 29th! VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… GREEN fortuitous 3rd-4th$ 7th thru 12th… Nice break 8th-9th! 13th thru 18th… Some week!!! 19th thru 24th… Date with destiny 22nd-23rd 25th thru 31st… Get on board 31st!

SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… Attempt it on GREEN the 1st$ 7th thru 12th… Deep pockets 8th-9th$$ 13th thru 18th… Easy for you 12th-13th 19th thru 24th… It’s your game 21st-22nd! 25th thru 31st… Comeback into $$ 26th-27th SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… Call on RED 1st-2nd$$ 7th thru 12th… Luck is with you 10th-11th! 13th thru 18th… Friend improves yr luck 14th-15th 19th thru 24th… Possibilities 18th-19th! 25th thru 31st… Chances for success 28th-29th$ CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Give ‘er a shot 3rd-4th 7th thru 12th… Worth the wait *12th* 13th thru 18th… Incredible deal 16th-17th

19th thru 24th… Believe in YOU 21st-22nd$$ 25th thru 31st… BLUE will do 26th-27th

AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… You, too, can win! (1st-2nd) 7th thru 12th… Chance 2 succeed the 7th 13th thru 18th… Luck’s still holdin’ 14th-15th 19th thru 24th… PURPLE’s a plus 19th-20th 25th thru 31st… Do try again 28th-29th! PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… You’re amazing 3rd-5th! 7th thru 12th… GREEN’s certain 8th-9th 13th thru 18th… Great abundance 16th-17th$$ 19th thru 24th… Seriously good 21st-22nd! 25th thru 31st… Edging forward 27th $! Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room.


The Cat’s In the Bag I’ve noticed that whenever I get a new gray hair or two, the kids try to convince me that I ought to have a cat to keep me company in my old age. I have spent many decades avoiding cats and people who love them. As children, my kids were never allowed to own a cat. I am almost sure my phobia is the result of a childhood experience. Mom had told us not to play under the front porch because there was a batch of newborn kittens there. Of course, I had to slide back a loose slat to peek. When Mom saw the scratches on my face I couldn’t deny my disobedience. From that day on, nothing about a cat was cute. It’s not cute when I am curled up in bed at my Aunt’s house, and a cat suddenly jumps off a bureau and lands on my face. I hate it when people are laughing and I don’t know why, until someone asks me how I got black cat hair all

AUGUST 2018 over the seat of my white slacks. When I visit my very best friend, I have to share the bathroom with her cat, Sweetie Pie, who also likes to check out the kitchen counter to sample what’s for dinner. All of a sudden, along came Moses. My grown son found him by the side of the road on a bitterly cold winter morning. Moses was maybe a day old, cuddled in a warm towel and all I could see was two sad eyes looking at me. Those eyes told me my cat hating days might be over. Yeah, right! I got defensive right away. I was about to explain why I couldn’t take care of a cat, when I realized my son was not trying to pawn Moses off on me at all. He wanted to keep the kitten. Perfect. Since we are close neighbors I could watch Moses grow up without any of the responsibilities (or kitty litter) and he got the cat he never had as a child. Moses thrived with tender care and feedings. He enjoyed perching on the dashboard whenever they were in the car. Soon he was old enough and secure enough to begin roaming the neighborhood, often stopping off at my house for a little treat. I couldn’t keep from laughing the day Moses discovered he could leap from the floor to the very top of my recliner to watch the birds at the feeder outside. Then impulsively, I reached out and petted his head and even kissed his pretty little face. When I agreed to kitty sit for Moses yesterday, I had so much fun with him that I forgot to notify my ride to Bingo, so when my See “Garges” on page 9




As that game went on, I began to worry that the symbolic streak of calling B-4 in every game might By Bob Whittmore come to an end. Finally, only a few numbers had NOT been called. It was well past the time when SOMEONE should have gotten the Coverall. Finally, someone did yell It’s been a while since entertainer “Bingo.” They had won the game Carol Channing celebrated her on the final call…B-4. I really wished that Carol last birthday. Even though that was some time ago, I want to take Channing could have been there you back to earlier this year and that night. Playing Bingo would talk about something freaky that have been a great way to celebrate h e r happened. birthday. I have long been I really wished that Carol Channing And, it w o u l d a fan of could have been there that night have been hers. The favorite celebrity interview I did while working in wonderful if SHE could have sung national journalism was with the a line or two from Before The Broadway mega-star. A good friend Parade Passes By. Do you have a catchphrase or of mine served as her personal secretary. And, I have written special thing you say after certain a 330-page “autobiography” of numbers are called? A long-gone her. So, when I attended a Bingo friend with whom I played Bingo in session on the night of her 97th Las Vegas years ago used to always birthday, I began to patiently await say “Be nice” every time B-9 was called. Of course, a lot of people the calling of B-4. You see, every time that number say, “I could have had a B-8” when is called, I sing the opening line of that number is called…doing a Before The Parade Passes By (from parody on the old V-8 Vegetable Hello, Dolly.) If you haven’t caught Juice commercial. More than fifteen years ago, in on by this time, think about this: “B-4 The Parade Passes By.” OK, this column, I mentioned that I had given each number a nickname. we’re on the same page now. I started noticing that B-4 was “N-37…half way to heaven,” is a being called in every game. What good example. What about you? a great tribute it was to Carol Do you have certain cute things Channing, being able to sing one you say when certain numbers are of her signature songs at the called? E-mail me: bobonbingo@ hall…not loud enough to disturb earthlink.net. I would love to hear anyone, but loud enough that I from you. I will print what fits in the coming months. could hear myself singing. Next month: Some neat stuff In every game, B-4 was called, until the final game, the Coverall. from the e-mail box.

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A menagerie of memories Hi Guy, I have noticed that people like to write in to you and tell stories about funny or unusual things they witness at Bingo. I enjoy reading these stories because every now and then I’ll see something odd happen during Bingo that’ll catch my eye. Right after it happens, I think to myself: “I have to write in and tell them about that at the Bingo paper.” Then I get home, get busy with something else and forget all about it. Well, not tonight! I literally just returned home from Bingo and marched straight to my computer to email you this story. I think it’s a good one… There are lots of people at Bingo who bring things with them that they think will give them luck. (I actually carry a copper medallion I’ve had for years that I’ve always considered lucky for me.) But some people take this to the extreme— bringing bags of things that they spread out on the table and arrange in some special way that means something to them. (They actually did an episode about this on the old Roseanne TV show that was hilarious.) There is one player in particular who I noticed was really big into this. Not only does she bring lucky stuff, she brings furniture to display it. She has three small shelves about a foot square, each with nine cubbyholes. That’s a total of 27 spaces, in case you don’t want to do the math. And every single cubby has some special lucky thing in it. I’d always been curious about her collection, and tonight we

AUGUST 2018 ended up sitting at the same table and I was finally able to see it close up. There were stones and ribbons and toys and dried flowers and all kinds of stuff. My curiosity won out and I asked her about it. It turns out that the things were less lucky charms and more mementos of happy times and experiences—a seashell from a family trip, a shiny stone from a grandchild, a ribbon from a party—that she said she brought with her to create good energy and keep her spirits positive when she stressed over losing a game. She called them her memory boxes. “It’s amazing how quickly I get over missing a big win by holding something that reminds me of my kids or grandkids,” she told me. Then she reached into one of the cubbyholes and took out a little glass cube and began to look at it. And just like that she was gone in another happy memory. It was interesting to realize that while some people take “lucky crap” to Bingo, there have to be just as many as this lady, whose lucky charms are actually very special mementos that to them mean much more. Ricky L., Florida, via email Hi Ricky, We’re very fortunate that this story is the one you chose to send in. I’ve never given much thought to people’s Bingo tchotchkes, but as you point out, every one of those glass baubles or plastic doodads dotting the gaming tables likely has a unique story behind it. I cordially invite readers to write/email and tell us about their favorite lucky charm and why they bring it to Bingo. I bet we’ll get some very interesting stories. —Guy Hey guys! (And gals!) Write to: Guy’s Turn c/o The Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, WA 98070, or email Guy directly at Tonder22@aol.com. Be sure to include your name and address (you may request that your name not be published), as typically Guy will not include anonymous letters in his columns.


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driver showed up there was just one thing to do. I gently placed Moses into my Bingo bag and he immediately curled up and fell into deep sleep. He was exhausted from chasing my tennis ball all day. When the Bingo caller stepped up to the microphone to read the rules, all was silent and then suddenly the players around me were all looking puzzled. “What was that?” asked one. “Sounded like a meow to me,” said another. “I didn’t hear anything,” I added. I slipped my hand into my Bingo bag and Moses went right back to sleep. Throughout the evening he woke up a few times, made vague little sounds and he always nodded off again. Marge seemed to know what was going on, but she’s a loyal friend and wouldn’t rat on me. Besides no one would believe her. Everyone knows I hate cats.

*** It was the multitalented Brit G.K. Chesterton — he was a poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and art critic — who made the following sage observation: “The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.” ***Those who study such things say that the word “daisy” started out as “day’s eye” and was shortened over the years. Similarly, “God be with you” became “goodbye” and “whole be thou” became “hello.” *** Becoming a sports star is the dream of many young people, so you might think that someone who is signed to a professional baseball contract has it made. You’d be wrong, though: Only 1 out of every 10 athletes who sign such a contract ever becomes a major-league ballplayer. *** The shortest song in the world is “You Suffer,” recorded in 1986 by the British band Napalm Death. It lasts precisely 1.316 seconds. *** If you’re a sailor you’re probably familiar with the hazards of being out on the water: high seas, storms, hidden reefs. You probably wouldn’t count whales among the dangers, but you’d be wrong. In 2010, on a day sail out of Table Bay Harbor in South Africa, a couple on a 30-foot sailboat were whalewatching when one got too close for comfort. A 40-ton whale they had been viewing breached right next to the boat and landed on the deck, breaking off the mast and then thrashing around before sliding back into the water. The whale lost some skin and blubber, but was otherwise unharmed; the couple were lucky to still have a seaworthy craft and made it safely back to the harbor.

Q: A few months ago, I adopted a sweet little mixed-breed dog from the shelter. “Jasper” had been abandoned and was brought in after being hit by a car. He lost one of his hind legs. He’s a great little guy, but somewhat fearful of strangers, and I’m working with him on that. Here’s the problem: I’m getting back into the dating game a couple of years after a really tough divorce. I’ve gotta admit, I’m somewhat fearful of strangers myself after that experience! But I’m less worried about me, and more about whether a new boyfriend would accept Jasper. I know you’re a pet advice columnist, not a relationship adviser, but how would you introduce Jasper to any dates I bring home? A: You clearly love Jasper and are very proud of his progress. He’s a member of your family — even if the family unit is just the two of you right now. If you think highly enough of a date to bring him home, then you should by all means introduce Jasper. From personal experience, I can tell you that how your date reacts to Jasper will tell you volumes about their personality and whether the two of you are going to be a great couple in the long term. But honestly, the relationship between you and Jasper is what’s important here. You’re just getting back into dating, so really, take your time, go out with a few different people, and don’t let your dating life dictate your relationship with a wonderful dog who is already making you part of his life. Send your questions, tips or comments to ask@pawscorner. com.


How to play an 18 There are several ways to get an 18 when you play blackjack. The 18 could be “hard,” meaning the hand either doesn’t contain an ace, or if it does, the ace is counted as one. (Examples are 10-8, 8-55, and ace-4-10-3.) Or you can get a “soft 18,” meaning a hand containing an ace that is counted as 11. (Examples are ace7, and 5-2-ace.) Mor eover, you could be dealt a pair of 9s for 18. What follows are the playing strategies for all these “different” 18s (some might surprise you). Hard 18 The strategy for a hard 18 is simple: Always stand. Most players are very happy to be dealt a hard 18. They are ready to break out the bubbly and take their winnings to the bank because they believe they have a big edge regardless of what the dealer’s upcard happens to be. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but winning a hard 18 (e.g., 10-8) is not always a sure thing. You’ll have the edge when the dealer shows a 2 through 8 but against the dealer’s 9, 10, and ace, you’re at a disadvantage. The bottom line is this: Even though you should always stand with a hard 18, you are only a slight favorite to win that hand, after the dealer ascertains that he doesn’t have a natural, and, were you to be

AUGUST 2018 offered a starting 10-8 all the time, you would actually be a net loser of about 0.64%, allowing for the dealer to have a natural. So, don’t get all excited when you’re dealt 10-8; you aren’t going to get rich with that holding! Soft 18 When you are dealt a soft 18, you could stand, hit, or double down. Most players routinely stand when their initial hand is a soft 18, but you should only do this when the dealer’s upcard is a 2, 7, or 8 (Soft 17 game) because the player’s expectation is more favorable compared to hitting or doubling down. Against a dealer’s 9, 10, or ace, you should always hit. Multi-Card Soft 18 Suppose you were dealt an ace2 against a dealer’s 4 upcard. You follow the basic strategy and hit, and draw a 5 for a three-card soft 18 (ace-2-5). Since the playing rules don’t allow doubling on a three-card hand, what should you do? The correct playing strategy for a multi-card soft 18 is to always stand when the dealer shows a 2 though 8 upcard, and hit when he shows a 9, 10, or ace. Pair of Nines T h e correct b a s i c strategy for a pair of 9s is to split when the dealer shows a 2 though 6, 8, and 9, and stand when he shows a 7, 10, or ace. You split 9s against a dealer’s small card because you’ll earn more money playing two hands, starting with a 9 on each, than you would by playing one hand, starting with 18. When you stand on a pair of 9s against a dealer’s 9, you are in trouble because he often will have a 10 in the hole and his 19 will beat your 18. Here again, you are slightly better off playing two hands starting each with 9 (even though sometimes you will lose two bets). Against a dealer’s 7, splitting 9s will get you the money, but you’ll win more in the long run by standing, since your 18 will beat the dealer’s 17, if he has a 10 in the hole.

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VENETIAN CASINO’S BIG PAYOUT According to a press release from the Venetian, a happy gambler recently hit a jackpot there for $1.1-million. The payout happened during weekend play while the lucky winner was on the onedollar Wheel of Fortune machine. The big “win” was the second in less than a week for the Las Vegas area. A player from Wisconsin hit a machine for $1.4-million while playing at the Golden Gate Casino.

VEGAS ‘STATS’ ARE CONFUSING Although the number of visitors to Las Vegas-area gaming facilities is slowly rising, the larger-thanusual numbers at McCarran International Airport don’t seem to match. According to local media, by April of this year a 10-month streak of lower visitation volumes came to an end. Some say that a higher room tax is scaring away some visitors. The added tax is being used to pay for both a Las Vegas stadium and enlargement of the convention center in the city.

CAESAR’S PLANS NEW VENUE Caesars Entertainment says it will add a new area to its alreadyjammed Las Vegas facility in about two years. New convention space, with a price tag of more than a third-of-a-billion dollars is in the works. The proposal would see a new facility with half-a-million square feet of area. Plans call for a new four-story structure. A new walkway would link the meeting center and the Las Vegas Monorail.

NYE COUNTY GAMING UPSWING A check of the numbers for Nye County’s gaming operators shows that through the early part of this year, things continue to be on an upward roll. According to published reports, much of this happened while operators in Pahrump (the largest city in the county) did major upgrades to their facilities. The Nevada Gaming Control Board says that operations in Nye County saw increases that, for some, were into double digits.


First, Middle, or Last? You know you are getting old when everything hurts and that which doesn’t hurt doesn’t work! — Anonymous Well, well. August brings a day I can claim as my own. August 12th is National Middle Child Day and I are one. Who proclaimed it is unknown, but I can guess the why behind it. Some poor forgotten, misunderstood middle child got fed up and demanded equal attention with those who are either born first into a family or born last. Both of these positions a r e accorded h o n o r due an accident of timing when sperm met egg. As the first born, that child is fawned over and admired from his tiny head to his tiny butt because first born garner all of the parent and grandparent attention. When another child comes along, attention is shared and fewer pics are taken as been there, done that syndrome kicks into high gear. As for the last child born into a family, well, that child is forever the designated baby of the family and is usually spoiled rotten because of it. Even though a middle child may be as equally loved as its siblings, the middle child is just that, with no special distinction in parental rankings. In my case since I’m the only daughter, my brothers both would say that I was the favored middle child and have nothing about which to complain. Admittedly, maybe I was. Hee, hee, hee. It’s good to be me.

Moving on, Book Lovers Day is August 12th. A book lover I definitely am, although in recent years I have switched to an e-reader for convenience. Rarely do I go anywhere without reading material should I get bored. My husband laughed at me when I took a book to a baseball game. He said if I got beaned by a fly ball, it’d be my own fault. Since I’m not a sports fan, I usually watch the players on the field and pretend They’re naked. Sometimes though, it’s worth the risk of a conk on the head to finish a good book. At bingo if I go alone, I read during intermission or long delays. Two books you might want to check out are The Bingo Queens of Oneida: How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin by Mike Hoeft and Gambling Times Guide to Bingo by Roger Snowden, president and founder of Bingo Bugle. I found them on Amazon. com, but you can check your library or local book store. Lastly, August 21st is National Senior Citizen Day. President Reagan created this honor in 1988 to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society. I’m thinking he was inspired by the hit comedy of that era, Golden Girls. It was about four older women living together in Florida with the hilarious Betty White as one of the stars. Well, I freely admit that some days this old biddy can kick up her heels like a young pup, but on other days she’s an old dog who has no desire to learn new tricks. Regardless, I believe that age is a state of mind; too bad that my mind is often in a state of confusion. Until next month, may Lady Luck blow you kisses as you dance out the door with dollars. Win big. E-mail homemailbox@ roadrunner.com to share your thoughts.

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